An extensive track record with EB-5 and E-1/E-2 visas
Our team has broad experience in advising investors on immigrant and nonimmigrant options for living and working in the U.S. For those who qualify, E-1, E-2, and EB-5 visas can be a good avenue to pursue the goal of living, working, and investing in the U.S.
EB-5 immigrant investor services
For over two decades, we have helped thousands of families obtain green cards through the EB-5 program. The EB-5 program provides a path to permanent residence for individuals investing at least $900,000 in a job creating project located in a “targeted employment area” (TEA), a rural area or an area of relatively high unemployment, or $1.8 million in a project not located in a TEA.
For investors wishing to live in the U.S. permanently, we provide advice and representation with respect to the EB-5 program. We assist in identifying and vetting EB-5 regional centers, in documenting the source and path of funds for an EB-5 investment, and in completing the I-526 and I-829 petitions that lead to permanent residence in the U.S. From start to finish, our EB-5 team ensures expert guidance and top-notch representation to make this life-altering journey smooth.
Regional center & developer services
Due to our extensive immigration work in the investment arena, we’ve become a hub for collaboration between regional centers, developers, and investors.
Our regional center and developer services include:
- Regional center designations;
- Regional center amendments;
- Regional center “affiliation” agreements;
- Regional center compliance;
- I-924A annual certifications; and
- Response to notice of intent to terminate regional center designation.
E-1/E-2 nonimmigrant visas
E-1 and E-2 visas can be useful solutions for investors who wish to come to the U.S. quickly and/or do not meet the high investment amount and inflexible requirements of the EB-5 program. While not a path to permanent residence, the E-1 and E-2 visas, which are renewable indefinitely, can be a useful solution for investors who wish to work, invest, or start a business in the U.S.
Our E-1 and E-2 services include:
- Source and path funds strategy;
- E Treaty business structuring;
- Franchise options;
- Employee sponsorship;
- Consular processing;
- Change of status/extension of status; and
- Challenging request for evidence and notice of intent to deny.
Glad that I came to know about Joseph and reached out to him. Joseph filed my H4 EAD litigation in a week and I received my EAD Card within 2 weeks. He is very responsive over email and phone calls. I strongly recommend Joseph Barnett as an immigration attorney. He is professional, knowledgable and really cares about his clients.
American Dream Fund retained WR Immigration to assist with the filing of its I-924 Application for Regional Center Designation for one of its projects. The work was done quickly and expertly, and when the matter was unduly delayed by USCIS we retained the firm to file a Writ of Mandamus Federal District Court Action. I can recommend this law firm without hesitation.
WR Immigration are the Rockstars of Immigration Law. Vivian and her team were reliable, available and precise. Their communication and follow up was fast, concise and thorough. We were always treated as though our case was a priority and we were treated like VIP's. We are so grateful for their hard work and we would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone needing immigration assistance of any kind.
My family and I are so incredibly grateful for all the work done by WR Immigration. They worked endlessly on helping with my labor certification and adjustment of status to obtain my green card for my husband and I. As a client you can tell that they really care about you. They always worked professionally and had time to answer all of my questions. Special thanks to Naveen Rahman Bhora and her team for their incredible work and attention to detail.
I came to the U.S. in 1994. My family and I obtained our green cards and U.S. citizenship with the help of your firm. Over the past 26 years, I have referred at least 30 individuals to your firm for their legal status. No cases failed. Success rate is 100%. Special thanks to WR Immigration!
I've worked with a number of legal teams through my immigration journey, but none have been as diligent, knowledgeable, and above all – caring – as the team at WR Immigration. I would be remiss in not calling out both David Fullmer and Yonie Kim, who's excellent communication, attention to detail, and support helped me and my family feel safe and secure through a long and oftentimes stressful process.
It has always been a pleasure working with the WR Immigration team. All of our immigration cases are handled promptly and effectively. They have a seamless way of explaining all aspects of cases so that everyone involved understands what is needed from all parties.
There’s a lot more involved in managing immigration for our employees than I originally understood. WR Immigration makes it easy for us to access our data, tap into their expertise, and strategize together about our goals in different areas of the business.
Our WR Immigration attorneys were with us every step of the way, from the initial filing through calling for updates, through prepping us for interviews, through the interview itself and for any questions and concerns in the middle. I don’t know how we would have gone through this process without this team.
Avi Friedman is a great immigration lawyer. I have been his client since 2008 and have used his help in filing successful petitions for J1, O1, H1 and EB2 applications. He is extremely knowledgeable and helpful. He is honest and clear about which approaches would or would not work. I recommend him to any one without reservations.
I chose WR Immigration for my EB-5 visa because they have a strong track record of representing EB-5 clients and getting them their green card. I was impressed how thorough my attorney, Robert Blanco, was with my application. From answering my early morning emails to giving me a few minutes when I would show up unannounced, Robert and his colleagues have been very professional and patient with me.
I highly recommend Allison. She helped me during the last 8 years in my US adventure as an expat from Belgium. I finally got my green card, thanks to her! I will never forget Alli's smile! She rocks!
Top-notch service! WR Immigration did an excellent job with my visa petition, twice! Their team were professional, knowledgeable, straight-forward and attentive in all the steps of the preparation and filing process. I would highly recommend Richard, Dante, Dominic and the rest of their team to anybody filing for a model visa.
Cliff and Jeenice did a great job in helping me get from H-1B to a green card. Full process took under 2 years. Highly recommend using this team!
If I could rate WR Immigration 10 stars, I definitely would! Humble, professional, quick and easy to communicate for foreigners, affordable (yes, that too), but what is more important, willing to do the best they can with YOUR interest in mind and without up-selling.
The WR Immigration team in New York — especially Naveen Bhora and Serena Tian — were instrumental in making my green card application process smooth and seamless. They guided me through every step of the process and were always there to answer any questions that came up during the process. I don't think I would have gotten my green card in such a timely fashion (9 months from filing) without their careful guidance.
I was introduced to WR Immigration by one of their previous EB5 applicants. After speaking with a lot of EB5 attorneys’, I finally decided to go with this firm. My EB-5 case was a long application and the attorneys’ at WR Immigration worked tirelessly to get everything in before the EB5 price increase. Highly impressed by their professionalism and subject matter expertise.
Besides being amazing at what they do on the immigration side, they are kind and patient. I can tell that they genuinely care about the employees as people and helping them. They aren't just a client. My employees (and me) really appreciate the level of care and availability that the team provides.
I am so glad that my company choose WR Immigration as the lawyer for my H1B application this year. They are well-trained, knowledgeable, professional and very responsive. I had a bad experience with my previous lawyer who I couldn’t get a hold of, but that is NOT the case with WR. I were able to contact directly with my representative lawyer, expressed my concern or asked the questions. The team will respond within 15 minutes!
I have been working with WR Immigration and am extremely impressed with their Immigration Management System WRapid which is powered by Salesforce. This state-of-the art system reduces HR time by at least half and provides 100% transparency to foreign nationals and to HR. Highly recommend!!
As the HR Manager of a Fortune 500 company with business activity on four continents, we need our talent to work and move across borders with confidence. WR Immigration’s technology and case handling ensure that our global mobility stays seamless and secure. The firm’s legal expertise is second to none, and its WRapid platform built on Salesforce stands alone as a stunningly high powered and easy-to-use.